April 2018
Schedule Alert: We will be closed Sunday, April 1 so our staff can enjoy Easter with their families. We will see you Monday, April 2 for spring break! We apologize for any inconvenience. 
Spring into Science with Cranbrook Institute of Science
April 2 – 6, the Institute of Science will open its doors to spring breakers! This family-friendly week of fun will feature activities for children and adults alike, including:

Spring into Science: From 11am – 3pm daily, meet the “Dirt Doctors,” play games and learn about marine debris, see a live vampire fish, explore the wetlands around us and how they impact the environment, learn about Michigan mammals, make recycled arts and crafts, and much more. All ages are welcome. The event is free with general museum admission.

exploreLAB: Little kids will love digging for dinosaur fossils, kids of all ages will enjoy cleaning and taking their very own fossil home with them. Families can visit exploreLAB over spring break at 11am, 12, and 1pm daily. View pricing here.

Ancient Rome: Age of the Caesars: Children can create their own mosaic, construct a Colosseum, assemble an aqueduct, and adults can admire the finely-crafted technology and historical content at Ancient Rome: Age of the Caesars, presented by Flagstar Bank. View pricing here.

Acheson Planetarium : Planetarium programs will be offered at special times, 11:30am, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30pm daily. Shows include One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure , From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA , Michigan Sky Tonight , and Young Stargazers Journey . View pricing here .

CranbrookVR : Immerse yourself and have fun swimming with whales or scaling Mount Everest through the world of virtual reality all week from 1:00 – 4:00pm. CranbrookVR is free with general museum admission.

Science Shop Specials : Members will enjoy 20% off all green science kits April 2 – 6. 

Membership Discount: April 2 – 6, receive 10% off any level membership when purchased at Cranbrook Institute of Science Front Desk. Discount does not apply to online orders.
Acheson Planetarium Alert!
Friday, March 30, enjoy planetarium shows all day at the Institute. Program times are 11:30am, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00pm. For a complete list of shows, please visit our website. View pricing here.  
Women Rock Science!
Mark your May calendars now. Join us for a night out as we celebrate women who rock science! On May 9, from 6:30 – 9:00pm we will honor women in STEM and STEAM education with this inaugural event that will support science programming around metro Detroit. The evening will include the chance to purchase jewelry from Greenstone’s Fine Jewelers, with a portion of the proceeds supporting science education. All proceeds from ticket sales will support the Institute’s STEM and STEAM outreach programming. Appetizers, beer, wine, and cocktails will be available. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit our website
Free First Friday - April 6
Don’t forget, visitors to the Institute of Science can enjoy free general admission after 5pm the first Friday of the month, April 6, courtesy of the MASCO Foundation Corporation. 
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